Re: Death of Leisure? (was Re: Trans-extropian principles)

Robin Hanson (
Wed, 31 Jul 96 09:40:41 PDT

Tim Freeman writes:
>>Just because things will get competitive doesn't mean you can't have
>>fun indefinitely if you choose. Just get rich enough before the
>>transition, and resist the urge to spend it all or copy yourself.
>Well, maybe. If property rights hold up well enough, then yes, I
>suppose that might work. If the pleasure-seeker is too slow in
>adopting advanced technology, then I suspect their property rights
>would be violated somehow.

Most of us don't protect our property rights by adopting advanced
technology. We don't keep up on the lastest kinds of weapons to
protect ourselves from predators. We hire other people to do that.

Robin Hanson